1999 camry door lock fault

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Old 11 Dec 2004, 06:48 pm   #1 (permalink)
John
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Default 1999 camry door lock fault

I have an intermittent fault with the drivers side rear door lock. The
solenoid will work fine for ages but then will not lock or unlock.
Sometimes slamming the door will cure it for a while.

I have run test wires from the solenoid side of the connector and power is
always getting there.

Toyota say they have never had to sell a door lock solenoid and as they cost
a lot I am reluctant to get one if I have overlooked something.
The solenoid is sealed something like a plug pack.I prised it apart using a
chisel and all seems ok inside. Perhaps he little electric motor is
intermittent.I cannot get it to fail on the bench. Any comments?
John


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Old 11 Dec 2004, 09:16 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1999 camry door lock fault

Sounds more like a gummed up mechanical part. Try cleaning and lubricating
the mechanical lock mechanism.

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Old 12 Dec 2004, 08:45 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1999 camry door lock fault

John,
From past experience I think your problem is with the door lock solonoid
These are expensive on Toyotas. Have you checked for a good used one
there? Sometimes they check good on the bench because it is not the same
position it is in when it is in the car. I suspect yours has a poor seal
and moisture has gotten in. Good Luck.
Scott

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Old 14 Dec 2004, 07:26 am   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1999 camry door lock fault

Go to a shop that does alarm/remote starters. They will have an after
market solenoid that works just as good for 1/4 of the price.
"zonie" <sjemoomaw@nospam> wrote in message
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> John,
> From past experience I think your problem is with the door lock solonoid
> These are expensive on Toyotas. Have you checked for a good used one
> there? Sometimes they check good on the bench because it is not the same
> position it is in when it is in the car. I suspect yours has a poor seal
> and moisture has gotten in. Good Luck.
> Scott
>



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Old 14 Dec 2004, 07:26 am   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1999 camry door lock fault

Go to a shop that does alarm/remote starters. They will have an after
market solenoid that works just as good for 1/4 of the price.
"zonie" <sjemoomaw@nospam> wrote in message
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> John,
> From past experience I think your problem is with the door lock solonoid
> These are expensive on Toyotas. Have you checked for a good used one
> there? Sometimes they check good on the bench because it is not the same
> position it is in when it is in the car. I suspect yours has a poor seal
> and moisture has gotten in. Good Luck.
> Scott
>




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Old 14 Dec 2004, 08:24 am   #6 (permalink)
Jamine
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Default Re: 1999 camry door lock fault

I suspect that I have similar problem.Is the motor and solenoid one and
same thing. Where are they located in the car.

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